Monthly Archives: April 2014

Marmitako collage final

Marmitako! An authentic Basque recipe in 7 easy steps

Some say that the origin of marmitako – a highlight when it comes to Basque food – was among the fishing boats of northern Spain. Fishermen would spend days or weeks at a time out in Cantabrian and Atlantic waters…

Casa Camacho

Casa Camacho: neighbourhood cool in Madrid

  Casa Camacho is one of Madrid’s best authentic bars, and one of Malasaña’s old watering holes par excellence.  Popular with the kind of cool kids who would rather die than get a trendy haircut, Camacho is THE place for…

5 libros

5 Books about Spain – ideal gifts for Sant Jordi

You might already know that Sant Jordi (the 23rd April) is Barcelona’s annual books, love and nationalism day.  So rather than getting stuck on what to buy your sweetie, try one of our recommendations.  Here are 5 books that the…

Parc Güell, Barcelona

A book lover’s guide to Barcelona

Barcelona has long been associated with an arty crowd – after all, this is the city where Picasso, Dali, Gaudi et al spent much of their adult lives wafting around and making things look pretty.  Writers have also been drawn…

Vermouth in Barcelona

Barcelona: vermouth city

Vermouth, known in Spanish as vermut or vermú, has been out of fashion in recent years with the same kind of image that Bristol Cream has in the UK. This traditional drink has fallen so far from the national consciousness that there is…

Casa Egon La Orotava

Casa Egon: Tea and cakes in the Canary islands

Yeah, yeah.  We know that we already told you about the little town of La Orotava, with its 17th century architecture and beautiful gardens and stunning views across the sea from the foothills of the Teide national park.  But there…